Seven Pierce students have qualified to the final round of the Panhellenic Computer Science Competition: Konstantinos Kritharidis, Foteini Sfakianaki, Dimitris Psallidas and Foivos Chrysafidis from the Lyceum and Gerasimos Vallianatos, Lymberis-Georgios Karras and Michalis Milionis from the Gymnasium. All of these students are members of the Pierce Computer Programming Academy.
In the previous, 2nd round of the 33rd Panhellenic Informatics Competition, nine Pierce students had qualified: Konstantinos Kritharidis, Rafaela Siorou, Foteini Sfakianaki, Dimitris Psallidas, Eftychis Vlitakis and Foivos Chrysafidis from the Lyceum and Gerasimos Vallianatos, Lymberis Karras and Michalis Milionis from the Gymnasium.
The Competition is organized by the Hellenic Professional Informatics Society (HEPIS), under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, and its aim is to cultivate the computer science education of the new generation of students.
At Pierce, students are aided in their endeavor to participate in this competition by the Computer Programming Academy, which operates as part of the after-school program. The aim of the Academy is to develop students’ talents in Computer Science, to reinforce strategy-developing skills aimed at problem-solving and code writing in the C++ programming language, all abilities that are related to their understanding of the world which is evolving rapidly, with the discovery of new ideas and innovation.